Julian Castro: I Believe in "Reproductive Justice" For Trans Community


Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said he supports "reproductive justice" for women and people in the trans community like those who are "transfemale."

LESTER HOLT, NBC NEWS: All of you on stage support a woman's right to an abortion. You all support some version of a government health care option. Would your plan cover abortion?

FMR. REP. JULIAN CASTRO (D-TX), FMR. SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: Yes, it would. I don't believe only in reproductive freedom, I believe in reproductive justice. What that means is that just because a woman or let's also not forget someone in the trans community, a transfemale is poor, doesn't mean they shouldn't have the right to exercise that right to choose. I absolutely would cover the right to have an abortion.

More than that, everybody in this crowd and watching at home knows that in our country today, a person's right to choose is under assault in places like Missouri and Alabama and Georgia. I would appoint judges to the federal bench that understand the precedent of Roe v. Wade and will respect it. And in addition to that, make sure that we fight hard as we transition our healthcare system to one where everybody can get and exercise that right.

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